Welcome to the Episode 4! Last week Mark Gaier was sent packing for his lackluster scallops cooled Teppanyaki style. He left his partner Clark behind. And Art won lasts week’s elimination challenge, gaining ultimate redemption for cake-gate 2012.
Feast your eyes on this…
Speaking of cake- beautiful cupcake Curtis Stone is already in the kitchen awaiting the arrival of the Chefs.
All by myself….
Curtis asks Clark how he feels today? Clark says he has mixed feeling continuing on in the competition without Mark. Well, it had to happen sometime. It’s not called Top Domestic Partnership- which I’m sure they would win, that is, if the Manzo Brothers weren’t in the running.
The Quickfire Challenge is upon us. Hot Stone unveils a gigantic Salad Bar, containing 52 basic ingredients.
This thing needs a sneeze guard
Their challenge is to make a spectacular salad. Thierry notes, salad seems easy, but it’s one of the most difficult things. Did you ever notice, salad is ALWAYS better when someone else makes it?
Eating salads helps me keep my girlish figure
Curtis, cryptically says “This salad bar is as big as a whale and you have 8 minutes to set sail.” (Yeah, I know the B-52s are on this episode, well, half of the B52s anyway.)
Thierry tells Curtis that his watch must be broken because they are supposed to have 20 minutes- not 8!!
Time starts and everyone rushes to the salad bar. Except Patricia. She takes her mole to the pantry to get the best oils and vinegars. “Everyone always rushes for the mise en place…”
I once made a salad for Lady Gaga in 7 minutes!
Art is making watermelon soup with a cucumber, tomato and pomegranate salad.
Chris is careful of overdressing his salad.
Kerry is making Salade Russe. Typical Salade Russe consists of diced cold potatoes, carrots, and peas, dressed with mayonnaise. But Kerry is using Yogurt instead.
Lorena is grilling with, like, 1 minute left.
I always make grilled cauliflower at Taco Bell
Time is up, as Clark admires his dish, he says “Mark would be proud.” Uh, he didn’t die, he’s just in a decompression suite down the hall. Jeesh. Drama Queen.
We seem to be short two 52s, well, three if you count the one who is already out of business
Half of the B-52s come in- Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson. Ohhh, it makes sense to Art because they are “well known vegetarians.” Keith and Cindy must be down at the Love Shack or out looking for Quiche Lorraine. Stone Cold Fox has all of the salads set up and they taste them one by one. They have some stand-out comments. Chris’s Egg, Radish and Romaine Salad with soft herbs is deemed “under-dressed and bland.” Yikes. Fred loves the tacky Chinese noodles in Patricia’s creation of chopped salad with Yuzu dressing and crunchy Chinese noodles.
Gotta love a backhanded compliment.